Jennifer Polins has been creating work for the past 20 years, in the valley with Saliq Savage/ Wire Monkey Dance and with many others including TrypTyck with Lani Nahele and Catherine Musinsky, and with collaborators Cynthia Mclaughlin and Krista DeNio. Jennifer started her professional dance career at the age of 17, with the Joffery Ballet and went on the dance with the Milwaukee Ballet and the Zurich Operahouse Ballet before shifting to a contemporary and improvisational dance focus. Jen has co-directed Wire Monkey Dance since 2000 is a guest lecturer in the 5 College Dance Department and is a certified Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis and Yoga practitioner. Jen is currently an MFA candidate through the low residency track program at Hollins University/American Dance Festival. She is also the mother of two amazing kids, Edy and Ascher.